The Timberwolves have not started this new season off well.
They're 2-4, their young stars are struggling, and the team chemistry just seems worlds away from where it should be.
Among other things, the Jimmy Butler trade situation is to blame.
The whole situation has resulted in major tension both in the locker room and the front office. At this point, moving on from Butler is the only thing the team can do to fix the chemistry.
On that front, things are proving to be more challenging than originally thought. Then again, it is only one piece that is holding them back.
According to Malika Andrews of ESPN, the Wolves won't take a deal from the Rockets that doesn't include one of their best shooters...
The Houston Rockets have offered four future first-round draft picks to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for small forward Jimmy Butler, but that package doesn’t include shooting guard Eric Gordon, who’d be mandatory for Minnesota in any proposed deal.
It's no surprise that the Wolves want Gordon, the reigning sixth man of the year, and one of the best backcourt scorers in the game.
Whether or not the Rockets will be willing to give him up is another story, but that's what it'll take if this trade is to get done.